Thursday, December 01, 2011


Clear Blue Water

Justine Suissa has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. This song has a very calming and peaceful effect on me:

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Thursday, September 01, 2011


The Little Things.....

The Little Things.....there is nothing bigger.

Great quote from Vanilla Sky.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010


Over-priced trains: Thomas the Train

Those of us who have young boys have experienced the pain of having to shell out copious amounts of cash for Thomas the Train toys -- the pricing really is ridiculous for these little cheap toys -- and I really mean a complete rip off. I'm so tired of companies exploiting my money for the sake of my kids.
So we are no buying Imaginarium Train sets -- the value is so much better and the boys love them just the same.

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Friday, July 16, 2010


Quick review

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Minority Report, District 9 -- great sci movies which make you think

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009


ISF Movies: Update

The movie watching is going well, I can't believe I had never heard of so many of these movies.

I really enjoyed 12 Monkeys, Vanilla Sky and GATTACA. I have to actually consider myself a Tom Cruise fan now -- hard to believe the words would ever come forth from my fingertips.

Brazil, Metropolis and Equilibrium have been my least favorite -- but Brazil did have some good phrases to think about -- like "security breeds confidence" -- or something to that effect.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009


Intellectual Science Fiction Movies List

Here is the list I put together so far --this may be the greatest intellectual science fiction movie list ever !! But Big Deal -- its just a list.

Cerebral Sci-Fi movie list in no certain order:

Blade Runner
Matrix Resurrection
Matrix Revolutions
Children of Men
2001 Space Odyssey
The Abyss
Vanilla Sky
Flight of the Navigator
Starship Troopers
Minority Report
The Cell
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
Star Trek series
Johnny Mnemonic
Until the end of the world
The day the earth stood still
Forbidden Planet
Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Mad Max
Slaughterhouse Five
Plan 9 from Outerspace
12 Monkeys
Enemy of the State
Soylent Green
Planet of the Apes
Omega Man
Dark City
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Event Horizon

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Sunday, October 25, 2009


Doing research by watching movies

Since I've found a little time to watch movies -- I've decided to use this as a basis for research for my second Internet Hero book. I watched GATTACA last week -- it was hairy !!!!!!

Since my local family video is a bit light on intellectual sci-fi type movies, I joined Netflix -- which went really smooth -- I'll let you know if there are any issues with their service. Right now, I have a list of about 30 movies I'll be watching.

I found a top ten list of intellectual Sci-Fi movies here:

I started with this blogged list and then trolled through the comments for other suggestions. Netflix has a great linking system of similar movies too.

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Monday, October 12, 2009


Vanilla Sky

I've found a couple hours each week to watch movies again, I love movies.

Well I never thought I'd intentionally watch a Tom Cruise movie again, but someone recommended it.

I was pleasantly surprised -- while it wasn't extremely deep and symbolic -- ala "The Matrix", it did have a clever plot, I especially enjoyed the reoccurring reference to the frozen dog.

It also reminded me of "Jacob's Ladder" -- which I also enjoyed but will have to watch again as it has been many many years since I watched.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009



Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to rewire itself using one's will.

I really enjoyed the book by Dr. Schwartz on the topic, the first couple of chapters were tough to get through as my brain rewired itself to understand words like "volition".

I used the book to create a new circuit in my brain for quitting smoking.

The book changed my life:

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Monday, September 07, 2009


The Economics of Thomas

We took the kids to ride on Thomas the Train down in Lebanon Ohio. I think tickets where $18 a person, and of course they had a gift shop........I can't believe how expensive those "little engines" can be, and the backpack, and the alarm clock, and the whistle......

So it was a really good experience for the kids, they loved it really.

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